The actor on the new film, The Hate U Give, self-preservation, and telling important stories.
A guide to tackling internalized racism, misogyny, and more.
The kind of attention we do and don’t want.
Self-love campaigns. Plus: Ariana Grande on SNL, Black Lives Matter, and Kanye West’s tweets.
Colorism still exists, even in our celebrations of black beauty.
In hopes of finding new homes.
“Savor your own existence when you can.”
Unlearning my own anti-blackness.
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